Waste materials

What is Waste materials?

Waste materials meaning Otherwise discarded combustible materials that, when burned, produce energy for such purposes as space heating and electric power generation. The size of the waste may be reduced by shredders, grinders, or hammermills. Noncombustible materials, if any, may be removed. The waste may be dried and then burned, either alone or in combination with fossil fuels.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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